Posts Tagged “lipsum”

  • Movie quote lipsum for TextExpander

    I've been feeling horrible about my lack of posting recently, so this morning I decided to make something to share. It's an addition to my Lorem Ipsum set of TextExpander tools. I know, again with the Lipsum.…

  • Even better random filenames

    This is an evolution of the random filename generator I posted last week. Based on comments from BrianEnigma, this script allows you to specify "starts with" arguments to get an adjective and a noun using the WordNet dictionaries.…

  • (Potentially) funny random filenames for Bash scripts

    It's been a busy week, and I'll be writing up my WWDC thoughts and a couple of TUAW posts after a plane ride today. In the meantime, I made you a thing.…

  • TextExpander and Lorem Ingsoc in Wonderland

    I've updated the Random Lipsums group in the TextExpander Tools. Again. I removed some services that weren't working any more, and expanded some of the other tools. The biggest new addition is a Random Markdown generator, complete with tables, definition lists, footnotes and more. It's perfect for testing stylesheets and, if you happen to develop a Markdown preview app, it's also perfect for testing various processors. There are also versions included in the snippet group that include Maruku…

  • Dynamic placeholder images, now with kittens

    Thanks to Michael Jones for brightening an otherwise dull day for me. He pointed me to placekitten, a site that mimics placehold.it and inserts dummy images into HTML mockups for you. The difference being that placekitten does it with pictures of, yes, kittens.…

  • Dammit. Again with the Lipsum.

    I know, I said I was done with the Lorem Ipsum generators. Then Dr. Drang responded with a brilliant solution which doesn't require Internet access to generate some beautiful dummy text. I set it up and ran it myself, and loved the results. Then I found myself wanting to expand it to do more, such as multiple paragraphs, list items and other things I use regularly when making dummy layouts. The problem is that I'm only good for one-liners in Perl, and didn't want to take take the time to learn…

  • One more time: TextExpander Lipsum snippets with kwisatz .hadera .ch

    Ok, this is the last TextExpander Lipsum post, I promise (with my fingers crossed). I'm posting a full TextExpander group with all of the TextExpander random Lorem Ipsum generators I've posted so far (LoremIpsum.com, LoremIpscream), plus some new ones based on the Kwisatz Haderach generator. That one seemed to make a few people pretty happy (looking at MacSparky). It combines word lists from various "universes," including Dune, Foundation, Ringworld, Harry Potter and Doctor Who (Doctor Who…

  • TextExpander lipsum followup, with ice cream

    It turns out it was me that was broken, not the Loremipscream API. That API can return just plain text, so the shell scripts are much more readable than trying to hack apart XML in Bash. You can get a list of "flavors" from the website, or just curl "http://loremipscream.com/flavors.xml" from the command line. That will also give you the slugs you need to use when calling them.…

  • Random Lipsum for TextExpander

    I hate it when I get an idea for something simple and end up spending an hour figuring out how to do it. I figured I'd make a post out of it to make myself feel better. It all started with my being disappointed that the Loripscream API wasn't working. I did a little digging and found that had a not-well-publicized XML feed you can pull from. That's where the fun began.…

  • TextExpander experiments

    I've seen a few people around the 'net sharing their TextExpander snippets, so I thought I'd join in. Not familiar with TextExpander? It's a Mac utility that expands short snippets into full text you've defined. There are quite a few programs that do text expansion (see Typinator), but TextExpander currently holds my heart because of its extra features such as shell scripting, completion suggestion and a new Fill dialog for variable input.…